President and CEO
As USRC President and CEO, Doug manages Washington Union Station, one of the busiest transportation centers in the country, usually serving over 37 million visitors and passengers each year.
Prior to joining USRC, Doug was the Executive Director of Moynihan Station Development Corporation in New York City. He was responsible for the execution and delivery of the Moynihan Station Train Hall development program for which the $1.6 billion second phase of the redevelopment of the landmarked James A. Farley Post Office Building was completed at the end of 2020 and opened on January 1, 2021. The project represents a dramatic expansion of New York’s Penn Station, the busiest transit hub in the United States. The restoration of the historic landmark created a mixed-use facility with civic, cultural, commercial, and transportation uses, while substantially improving the regional rail transportation experience and infrastructure.
Previously, as Vice President for New York Corporate Solutions at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in the Greater New York City Area, Doug was the project lead for the northeast region public institutions practice group, providing real estate development, asset management and financial advisory services to local, state, and federal government agencies; non-profit organizations; and educational institutions. His primary assignments were:
• Moynihan Station / Farley Building Development Plan (New York City)
• World Trade Center Redevelopment (NYC)
• Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Hudson Yards Development – Tax Program Implementation (NYC)
• California High Speed Rail Authority – Real Estate Planning
• Medellinnovation District Development (Medellin, Colombia)
• Military Housing Privatization Initiative Program (Chicago)
At JLL, as the Vice President for the World Trade Center (WTC) Redevelopment in New York City, Doug advised the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on the WTC site’s redevelopment, financing, operations, and site security planning across the 16-acre, mixed-use site, including One World Trade Center, WTC retail, transportation hub “Oculus”, and central utilities and infrastructure programs.
Doug has a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College and speaks Spanish.
Vice President of Operations
Leandro is the Vice President of Operations at USRC, supporting the President & CEO on Board relations and reporting, asset management of the existing station, bus and parking operations, project management of all short-term station capital improvements and the coordination of all Station Expansion activities including governance, stakeholder interests, finance alternatives, design, constructability, and development of USRC’s management team.
Previously, from 2019 through 2022, Leandro had worked on the Moynihan Train Hall redevelopment in NYC, a 1.4 million square foot mixed-use development. This role focused on setting up the property management functions; transitioning from construction to operations and setting up the condominium governance structure which includes NYS Empire State Development, Vornado, Amtrak, LIRR and USPS. Additionally, during 2022, he consulted Brookfield Development on security and operational matters for their 28-acre, multi-building, Pier 70 development project in San Francisco.
Prior to that, for almost two decades, Leandro held several positions at The Related Companies (‘Related’) leading multi-use property management, and engineering projects. Most recently, he served as the Sr. Vice President – Operations at Hudson Rail Yards, one of New York City’s signature developments and future neighborhoods. He has delivered significant savings and improved efficiencies via enhancing infrastructure, centralizing functions, and consolidating third party services. Leandro also served as the initial General Manager for the Time Warner Center, the first mixed-use property in New York City post-9/11 which spans 2.9 million square feet. Additionally, he directed the transition from construction to full-service operations across several other assets in Related’s portfolio, most notably The World Market Center (Las Vegas) and Snowmass Village (Colorado).
Senior Vice President, Head of Construction
As the Senior Vice President and Head of Construction, John is responsible for overseeing the design and construction of the Washington Union Station Expansion Project, capital improvement projects, and historic preservation initiatives.
Before joining USRC, John served as the Senior Vice President of Construction for Brookfield Properties’ Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Regions. In this role, he successfully managed the construction of office and multifamily residential projects, asset repositioning, major capital expenditure repairs, and tenant construction. He also played a key role as executive developer for several significant ground-up, redevelopment, and land entitlement projects. John was also responsible for conducting physical and environmental due diligence for the national and regional portfolios, including high-profile acquisitions and dispositions of iconic landmarks such as the Willis (Sears) Tower and The Watergate Office Building.
John holds a Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Building Science from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.
Jason is the Vice President at USRC where he works on development efforts related to the expansion of Union Station. Prior to joining USRC, He worked at Madison Marquette and Property Group Partners where he led efforts to redevelop eighty acres of the Armed Forces Retirement Home and the development of Capitol Crossing. Jason is experienced in Real Estate Underwriting and Investments, Real Estate Market Analysis, Construction Management, Building Design, and Leadership and is a licensed civil engineer.
He holds a B.S. in Engineering and a master’s degree of Engineering from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in real estate finance and investments from the Baker Program in Real Estate at Cornell University.
Sarah is USRC’s Document/Archive Manager. In this role, Sarah is responsible for managing USRC’s records, collecting and preserving historical objects pertinent to the development and management of Union Station, and answering reference requests. She also assists USRC on a variety of projects by developing organizational strategies and managing documents.
Before joining USRC in 2014, Sarah was an archivist with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in St. Louis, MO, managing the archives of the Eighth District of the Federal Reserve System. She received her master’s degree specialization in Archives and Records Management from Indiana University School of Library and Information Science and her Bachelor of Science in History from Boston University.
Cody is a Project Manager at USRC. In this role, he oversees active capital improvement and historic preservation projects throughout Union Station, including those financed by the Capital Maintenance Reserve Fund and Amtrak.
Prior to joining USRC, Cody was a property manager in Washington, DC, managing residential buildings, which were primarily from the pre-World War II era. He holds a B.A. in Engineering from Lafayette College.
Jennifer is a Program Manager at USRC. In this role, she undertakes a variety of tasks, including providing support for ongoing projects, managing insurance requirements for contractors, financial administration, overseeing Union Station virtual experiences and tours, and much more.
Before joining USRC in 2019, Jennifer worked for Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah Georgia as a Museum Operation Manager at two historic sites, Old Fort Jackson and Harper Fowlkes House. She also worked as a graphic designer for Coastal Heritage Society and as a freelancer. Jennifer has an M.A. in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University and a B.F.A. in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Grayson is a Project Analyst at USRC. As part of this role, Grayson is responsible for financial analysis, real estate transactions, project management, and overall development of future projects at Union Station.
Prior to joining USRC in July 2023, Grayson obtained his master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia. He also received his bachelor’s degree from UVA in American Studies. Grayson has several internship experiences including time at Bozzuto, The UVA Foundation, Kimco Realty, and Ryan Homes.